The first-ever CNG-capable Ford-150 has rolled off the assembly line in Kansas City. This should provide a cleaner and more efficient alternative to the all-new 2014 F-150 for customers willing to switch from conventional gas to compressed natural gas.
As the best-selling vehicle in America for the last 28 consecutive years, a CNG-capable F-150 could go a very long way toward improving the environment. With the bi-fuel CNG/LPG engine package, the F-150 is equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 that is factory-ready to operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. Depending on the tank size selected, it can go as far as 750 miles on combined tanks of gasoline and CNG, while returning an EPA-estimated rating of 23 mgp on the highway and 19 mpg combined.
This also translates into better prices at the pump. CNG currently sells for an average of $2.10 per gallon of gasoline equivalent and is even as low as $1 in some parts of the country. In addition, 20 states will offer or are already offering tax incentives or rebates for CNG-converted vehicles. By comparison, the national average for unleaded regular fuel is $3.29 per gallon.
Learn more about the CNG-capable 2014 Ford F-150 at Cambridge Classic Ford.
Ford and Coca-Cola have partnered up to create the first-ever interior fabric made from the same renewable material that is used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology packaging, a big step forward in sustainable design.
The result was revealed in a custom-made Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, where Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology interior fabric covers seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel inserts, and headliners. This is the first time the PlantBottle Technology is used beyond packaging, and the effect is surprisingly good. The seats are quite stylish.
Coca-Cola introduced its technology in 2009 as the first-ever recyclable PET plastic bottle made partially from plants. Since then, more than 18 billion PlantBottle packages have been distributed in 28 countries, saving more than 400,000 barrels of oil in the process. If Ford were to apply the technology to the majority of its models, it would replace about four million pounds of petroleum-derived materials and save approximately 295,000 gallons of gas and 6,000 barrels of oil.
The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid was used as an example model because it is the company’s most fuel-efficient sedan. With its EPA-rated total range of 620 miles and electric-only mode, Ford estimates that customers can save an average $6,850 in fuel costs over five years. Get one today at Cambridge Classic Ford.
Every year, four cars are chosen as the winners of the SEMA Awards for Hottest Car, Hottest Sport Compact, Hottest Truck, and Hottest 4×4 SUV. Every year, Ford enters the contest for the hottest car and hottest truck, and every year, Ford wins at least one.
This year, just as the last, Ford even managed to win two: the Mustang took home the Hottest Car award and the F-150 won Hottest Truck. While the Mustang was proud to get its second consecutive award, the F-150 nearly overshadowed the achievement by earning its fourth—the best-selling truck has always won the award since the inception of the Awards in 2010.
The SEMA Awards are granted to vehicles that are the best-suited for accessorizing and that showcase the year’s coolest products. Consumers can expect that the winners of this year will have greater and more available specialty products for accessorizing than any of their competitors.
For more about the Mustang and the F-150, visit Cambridge Classic Ford.
Thanks to the sales performance of the Ford Fusion and F-Series, Ford enjoyed its best October since 2004. Total sales were up 14% and retail sales were up 15% compared to the same period last year.
The four-door midsize Fusion sedan enjoyed a sales explosion of 71% year-over-year, marking the car’s best-ever sales performance for October. It was especially popular in the western regions of the country, where Fusion retail sales were up to a whopping 77%.
The F-Series was as consistent and as popular as ever, selling 63,803 units, a 13% increase compared to last year. This also marked the sixth consecutive month that the F-Series sells over 60,000 vehicles.
However, Ford’s other vehicles shouldn’t go unrecognized. Notably, the Escape and the Fiesta continued a trend of steady sales increases, up 12% and 9% respectively, setting personal October records.
You can check all of these best-selling vehicles and more at Cambridge Classic Ford!